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Kurt Elling, Vocals and Danilo Perez, Piano at Birdland
Friday December 2, 2022, 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on Wednesday November 30, 2022 at 9:30 pm
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One event on Friday December 2, 2022 at 8:30 pm
One event on Friday December 2, 2022 at 10:30 pm
On the Grammy® Award winning recording, “Secrets Are the Best Stories,” jazz vocalist Kurt Elling collaborated with Panamanian jazz pianist Danilo Pérez for an impressionistic program of daring playing and poetic lyrics, making it a highlight of both artists’ careers.
Renowned for his singular combination of robust swing and poetic insight, two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Kurt Elling has secured his place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. The New York Times proclaimed Elling, “the standout male vocalist of our time.” Over a twenty-five year career of touring and recording, Elling has won three Prix du Jazz Vocal (France), two German Echo Awards, two Dutch Edison Awards, and has been nominated for a GRAMMY award fifteen times. He has had a 14-year run atop the DownBeat Critics and Readers polls, and has won twelve Jazz Journalists Awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year.”
For over three decades Grammy® Award Winning Panamanian Pianist-Composer Danilo Pérez has been lauded as one of the most creative forces in contemporary music. With Jazz as the anchoring foundation, Pérez’s Global Jazz music is a blend of Panamanian roots, Latin American folk music, West African rhythms, European impressionism – promoting music as a borderless and multidimensional bridge between all people.